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IMAX enjoying multiple tailwinds

IMAX’s May 2022 global box office was higher than that of pre-Covid levels, and its future performance should be supported by a good slate of movies for the second half of 2022 and 2023, says the company. IMAX also announced that it had also struck an agreement with the UK’s Odeon Cinemas Group (owned by […]

June 20, 2022By Chris Forrester

Jurassic World immersive experience coming to London

The ExCeL London will host the renowned immersive experience, Jurassic World: The Exhibition, this summer. On the heels of the cinematic release of Jurassic World Dominion, the sixth movie in the celebrated franchise, the live immersive experience opens at the ExCeL from August 25th, having been touring the globe since 2016 where it has already […]

June 20, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, Sonic 2 on Rakuten TV

Premium VoD platform Rakuten TV has announced the release of their latest blockbuster titles for June. In Rakuten TV’s ‘CINEMA’ selection, audiences can return to the magical world of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. The third film of the franchise starring Jude Law, Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller and Mads Mikkelsen will be available on […]

May 30, 2022

IMAX: “Remarkable season ahead”

Giant screen business IMAX has reported its Q1 2022 numbers which highlighted a promising recovery from its pandemic-affected period. Its Q1 box office was up 57 per cent to $173.2 million (€164.7m) and that the number of open theatres in China – its strongest market – were up from 52 per cent to 65 per […]

May 3, 2022By Chris Forrester

The Terminal List premieres in July on Prime Video

Amazon Original series The Terminal List, starring Chris Pratt, will premiere all eight episodes on July 1st, exclusively on Prime Video. The Terminal List, which is a co-production from Amazon Studios and Civic Center Media in association with MRC Television, will be available in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. Based on the best-selling […]

February 18, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Jam City acquires Fremantle’s Ludia

RTL Group has announced that its global content business, Fremantle, has completed the sale of its 100 per cent shareholding in Ludia to US-based mobile entertainment company Jam City for $165 million (€139 million). In 2009, Fremantle acquired an initial stake of 29 per cent in Ludia, before increasing its shareholding to 100 per cent […]

September 9, 2021

Starz signs content deal with Universal

Starz has signed a multi-year, theatrical output deal with Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG). Beginning with the 2022 theatrical slate, Universal’s live-action films in the US will become available exclusively across all US Starzplatforms in the Post Pay-One window immediately following their previously announced Pay-One windows. Under the multi-year agreement, Starz subscribers will have access […]

July 16, 2021

Universal movies on Peacock after cinema

Universal Pictures have announced that new movies from the studio will head exclusively to NBCUniversal’s US streaming service Peacock after they play in cinemas. Under a new licensing agreement, which starts with the 2022 theatrical slate, Universal’s movies will be available exclusively on Peacock no later than four months after their cinema premiere. The films […]

July 7, 2021

UK digital download sales top 100m

The Official Charts Company and British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) have revealed that there have been 100,000,000 digital downloads since Official Charts records began. The Official Charts Company (OCC) began tracking digital downloads of home entertainment titles in 2016, before launching the Official Film Chart in tandem with BASE in November 2018 – the […]

June 25, 2021

Universal, AMC cut theatrical release window to 17 days

Universal and AMC Entertainment have announced a new multi-year agreement that will see Universal films exhibited in AMC Theatres in the US for a much shorter window before being made available to rent in homes, transforming the way Hollywood has done business for decades. The agreement includes at least three weekends (17-days) of theatrical exclusivity […]

July 29, 2020